What Can Google Search Reveal About Home Buyers?

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If we looked at the Google searches conducted over the past few years, what would they reveal about home buyers and the future of the real estate market? Chase wondered the same thing. They partnered with Google to see what‘s top of mind for buyers and shared it in an interesting report. Here are the main takeaways: Affordability is a …

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Home Equity Rises in North Carolina in 1st Quarter of 2017

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It’s been 6 years since the height of the housing crisis. Since then, 9 million home loan borrowers have regained equity in their homes. These facts remain important as we look for indicators for how the current economy is performing. Home equity is a large chunk of homeowner wealth, and supports spending and broader economic health. CoreLogic®, who collects and …

Great News for Potential Buyers with Student Debt

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Potential home buyers with student debt are going to be happy to know that Fannie Mae is expanding their mortgage options for those who are burdened by education loans. From experience, we can tell you that home buyers have been surprised by how much weight their student debt carries in determining eligibility. Even if they were approved for an income-based …

Should I Request to See Homes Before Talking to a Lender?

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You’ve finally reached the point where you feel your personal finances can support a home purchase and you’re anxious to get started on your home search. We know exactly how you feel. We’ve been there ourselves and can practically feel your excitement brimming over! But, wait. Now isn’t the time to be jumping ahead. Like most things, you need to …

If I Have a USDA Loan, Can I Buy in Wilmington?

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Many buyers, when they think of USDA loans for “rural” properties, they automatically assume that they need to buy in Burgaw or outside Leland. In reality, they can still purchase in New Hanover County and may even be able to purchase within a Wilmington zip code. As of the publishing date of this blog post, there are communities in Murrayville, …

4 Most Common Types of Home Loans

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Trying to choose the best home loan for you can be a bit of a headache when there’s so many terms to choose from. A good mortgage lender will explain everything and make sure you understand your options, so there aren’t any surprises at the closing table. But as you head into the mortgage marketplace, it’s a good idea to …